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17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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88
very good

425 Ratings
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 76
Gots: 74 | FT: 9
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: birchstick on 03-24-2012

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Ratings: 425 | Reviews: 52
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with a big puffy toasted khaki colored head that slowly settles into a very solid cap

The aroma is of mint chocolate. Some bark notes but all mint chocolate. A bit unnatural.

A good shot of RIS roasted bitterness. This mixes well with some bitter chocolate and mint. Some wood and scorched caramel and the slightest of a dark fruit hint. Not gimmicky at all. Very RIS driven with chocolate malt and the addition of mint.

Moderate to full feel with soft carbonation. A dark fruit twang followed by a RIS bitterness. Lightly chalky.

A very good mint stout. Well balance between the RIS base, the chocolate, and the mint. Bravo

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750mL bottle from Binny's (Chicago, IL). 17.99. Bottled 03/2013. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours oil black with a finger and a half of thick mocha head. The head fades to a thin cap and leaves small patches of lace.

Invitingly strong aroma of mint with sweet cocoa.

A really nice blend of flavors. Rich dark chocolate, mint, chili pepper, French roast coffee, leather

Creamy, thick, full, tongue coating. Mild effervescence. Rich, roasty, bitter sweet minty aftertaste.

Another excellent beer from Perennial. By far the best and most authentic mint chocolate stout that I've experienced.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: into a stout flute glass, center-pour created a dense dark foam over the pitch black body - lace slid all down the sides, and foamy film persisted throughout

S: mint and chocolate malts, some hint of espresso

T: exactly as expected - the mint flavor was right thwere all the way through, nestled securely among the dark roasted malt flavors that suggested cocoa, espresso, and maybe a slight medicinal tone - no doubt due to the mint

M: medium-full body, bitter but somewhat astringent/medicinal sensation, due, again, to the mint; smooth; definitely had a minty-fresh aftertaste

O: I think the tough sell here is minty beer - even in a stout format. I don't know who wants it, but there seem to be a few brewers trying it out, so there must be a market for it. I, for one, am probably not a fan of the concept, but I also can't ignore the curiosity - I'd think if it were done exceptionally well, there'd be something to be said for it. Unfortunately, I don't think this beer does the trick - and it was pricey, too! In sum, not a bad drink by any means, but is it what I'm looking for in a stout?

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A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a frothy ring leaving behind some soapy looking lace.

S: Dark chocolate and mint leaves on the nose. Slight roasted malts, but this is all mint and chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate and fresh mint leaves up front. Unsweetened bakers chocolate and some light roasted malts in the mid-palate. The finish takes on an artificial mint flavor, reminiscent of Colgate.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly minty and drying finish.

O: The finish was a little too artificial for me and took the beer down a few pegs. Overall it was a well crafted beer, I just wasn't that big of a fan.

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.